Category: Design

Digital Artist Giuseppe Randazzo Creates Elaborate Arrays of 3D-Printed Stones

Digital Artist Giuseppe Randazzo Creates Elaborate Arrays of 3D Printed Stones rocks digital 3d printing
Stone Field 00 / exp00 – simple attractor exponential field. Digital rendering.

Digital Artist Giuseppe Randazzo Creates Elaborate Arrays of 3D Printed Stones rocks digital 3d printing
Stone Field 05 / three attractors field. Digital rendering.

Digital Artist Giuseppe Randazzo Creates Elaborate Arrays of 3D Printed Stones rocks digital 3d printing
Stone Field 04 / field based on vert dist from horizontal axis. Digital rendering.

Digital Artist Giuseppe Randazzo Creates Elaborate Arrays of 3D Printed Stones rocks digital 3d printing
StoneFields 02 / polar 2d Perlin field. 3D-printed sculpture.

Digital Artist Giuseppe Randazzo Creates Elaborate Arrays of 3D Printed Stones rocks digital 3d printing
Stone Field 00 / exp00 – simple attractor exponential field. 3D-printed sculpture.

Digital Artist Giuseppe Randazzo Creates Elaborate Arrays of 3D Printed Stones rocks digital 3d printing
Stone Field 07 /simple 1d linear polar field. 3D-printed sculpture.

Digital Artist Giuseppe Randazzo Creates Elaborate Arrays of 3D Printed Stones rocks digital 3d printing
Stone Field 07 /simple 1d linear polar field. 3D-printed sculpture, detail.

Back in 2009, Italian designer Giuseppe Randazzo of Novastructura released a series of generative digital “sculptures” that depicted carefully organized pebbles and rocks on a flat plane. Titled Stone Fields, the works were inspired in part by similar land art pieces by English sculptor Richard Long. As the images spread around the web (pre-dating this publication entirely) many people were somewhat disheartened to learn the images were created with software instead of tweezers, a testament to Randazzo’s C++ programming skills used to create a custom application that rendered 3D files based on a number of parameters.

Fast forward to 2014, and technology has finally caught up with Randazzo’s original vision. The designer recently teamed up with Shapeways to create physical prototypes of the Stone Fields project. He shares about the process:

Starting from 2009 project “Stone Fields”, some 3dmodels were produced from the original meshes. The conversion was rather difficult, the initial models weren’t created with 3dprinting in mind. The handling of millions of triangles and the check for errors required a complex process. Each model is 25cm x 25cm wide and was produced by Shapeways in polyamide (white strong & flexible). Subsequently they were painted with airbrush. [...] The minute details of the original meshes were by far too tiny to be printed, however despite the small scale, these prototypes give an idea of the complexity of the gradients of artificial stones.

Watch the video above to see the sculptures up close, and you can see a few more photos over on Randazzo’s project site. If you liked this, also check out Lee Griggs.

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Beautiful LEGO 2: Dark, a New Book about the Dark Side of LEGO by Mike Doyle

Beautiful LEGO 2: Dark, a New Book about the Dark Side of LEGO by Mike Doyle Lego books
Ryan Rubino

Beautiful LEGO 2: Dark, a New Book about the Dark Side of LEGO by Mike Doyle Lego books
Tobias Buckdahn

Beautiful LEGO 2: Dark, a New Book about the Dark Side of LEGO by Mike Doyle Lego books
Ekow Nimako

Beautiful LEGO 2: Dark, a New Book about the Dark Side of LEGO by Mike Doyle Lego books
Chris McVeigh

Beautiful LEGO 2: Dark, a New Book about the Dark Side of LEGO by Mike Doyle Lego books
Jordan Robert Schwartz, Sean and Steph Mayo, Chris Maddison

Beautiful LEGO 2: Dark, a New Book about the Dark Side of LEGO by Mike Doyle Lego books
Brian Kescenovitz

Beautiful LEGO 2: Dark, a New Book about the Dark Side of LEGO by Mike Doyle Lego books
Ekow Nimako, Tyler Halliwell

Beautiful LEGO 2: Dark, a New Book about the Dark Side of LEGO by Mike Doyle Lego books

LEGO artist and author Mike Doyle (previously) just announced a macabre sequel to his wildly popular 2013 book, Beautiful LEGO, titled Beautiful LEGO 2: Dark. The new book examines the darker, disturbing side of brick building with 325 pages of LEGO creations organized into chapters like Creepy Crawlers, Evil Attunement, Dark Towers, Indulgences, Pits of Fire, and Riot Girls. In total, the book contains the collected work of 140 LEGO enthusiasts from around the world. It’s currently available for pre-order.

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An Illuminated Woven Willow Tree House by Tom Hare

An Illuminated Woven Willow Tree House by Tom Hare trees treehouses

An Illuminated Woven Willow Tree House by Tom Hare trees treehouses

An Illuminated Woven Willow Tree House by Tom Hare trees treehouses

UK sculptor Tom Hare works primarily with willow branches to create large organic sculptures that borrow from the same techiques used in basket making. One of his most recent commissions was a giant egg-like treehouse installed in a cherry tree at a private residence. Lit from the inside, the complexity of the structure is highlighted against the sky, making it look a bit more like a spaceship than a treehouse. You can see more of Hare’s work on his Tumblr. Photos by Daniel Castledine. (via My Modern Met)

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Reclaimed Paper Insects by ‘Soon’

Reclaimed Paper Insects by Soon recycling paper insects identity advertising

Reclaimed Paper Insects by Soon recycling paper insects identity advertising

Reclaimed Paper Insects by Soon recycling paper insects identity advertising

Reclaimed Paper Insects by Soon recycling paper insects identity advertising

Reclaimed Paper Insects by Soon recycling paper insects identity advertising

Reclaimed Paper Insects by Soon recycling paper insects identity advertising

This fantastic set of paper insects was created from reclaimed paper by Belgium-based ad agency Soon for paper company IGEPA Benelux. The critters are part of a visual language used in a brochure advertising a new line of recycled paper. You can watch the entire Soon team toiling away on the project in this making of video. (via Lustik)

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Textured Cut Paper Illustrations by Morgana Wallace Depict Scenes of Mythology and Dreams

Textured Cut Paper Illustrations by Morgana Wallace Depict Scenes of Mythology and Dreams paper illustration collage

Textured Cut Paper Illustrations by Morgana Wallace Depict Scenes of Mythology and Dreams paper illustration collage

Textured Cut Paper Illustrations by Morgana Wallace Depict Scenes of Mythology and Dreams paper illustration collage

Textured Cut Paper Illustrations by Morgana Wallace Depict Scenes of Mythology and Dreams paper illustration collage

Textured Cut Paper Illustrations by Morgana Wallace Depict Scenes of Mythology and Dreams paper illustration collage

Textured Cut Paper Illustrations by Morgana Wallace Depict Scenes of Mythology and Dreams paper illustration collage

Artist and illustrator Morgana Wallace creates mixed media compositions that reference various aspects of mythology and realms of fantasy. The artworks are made from layers of cut paper with additional details added in watercolor and gauche. You can see much more on her website and over at Madrona Gallery. (via So Super Awesome, Trend Hunter)

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Chalk Ampersand by Tommaso Guerra

Chalk Ampersand by Tommaso Guerra typography chalk

Chalk Ampersand by Tommaso Guerra typography chalk

Chalk Ampersand by Tommaso Guerra typography chalk

Chalk Ampersand by Tommaso Guerra typography chalk

With a strong background in fine art, graphic design, interior design, and typography, Rome-based Tommaso Guerra is a good person to call if you need, well, anything. One of his greatest talents is lettering with chalk. Guerra has been commissioned to draw impeccable signs for restaurants and business around the world, as well as public pieces like this decorative ampersand right on the sidewalk. (via Betype)

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An Interactive Dancing Pedestrian Signal by Smart

An Interactive Dancing Pedestrian Signal by Smart urban intervention safety public interactive dance advertising

An Interactive Dancing Pedestrian Signal by Smart urban intervention safety public interactive dance advertising

An Interactive Dancing Pedestrian Signal by Smart urban intervention safety public interactive dance advertising

This fun urban intervention from small car manufacturer Smart attempts to redesign the humble traffic light by making it a bit more interactive. The team built a nearby dancing booth rigged with cameras that translates the dance moves of real passersby into a pixelated ‘don’t walk’ silhouette inside a crosswalk light. The video claims the installation resulted in 81% more people stopping at the light instead of walking out into the street. The piece was created for Smart’s promotional/safety campaign titled WhatAreYouFOR. (via Designboom)

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